A general contractor in the area has named its new director of market strategy.

Ada-based Erhardt Construction hired Arlen-Dean Gaddy for the role, according to the firm last week.

“I’m excited to really serve in this capacity with Erhardt,” Gaddy said. “The company is so instrumental in the resurgence of downtown Grand Rapids in the past decade, and we’re looking to expand on that, increase our presence and the quality of our work.”

Gaddy has over 25 years of experience in business development.